Simpson, Bren earn NAC women's basketball awards

Simpson, Bren earn NAC women's basketball awards
March 4, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine senior Laketa Simpson (Joliet, Ill./Joliet Township H.S.) was named second team All-Northern Athletics Conference (NAC), it has been announced. Additionally, sophomore reserve center Jenn Bren (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East H.S.) was named to the NAC's inaugural "All-Sportsmanship Team." Simpson, a second-year member of the Eagles after transferring in last season, led the team to its third berth in the NAC post-season tournament in as many years of the league's existence. Simpson averaged team-leading statistics of 14.4 points, 3.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Simpson also amassed 18 blocked shots (second on the Eagles' team) and drained a team-high 40 three-point baskets. She also averaged 5.4 rebounds per game for her 25 appearances in 2008-09. Bren played in all 26 games - primarily off the BU bench - with averages of7.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Bren shot 50 percent from the field on the year.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.